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Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Embarkation was a disaster.

Norwegian Dawn Cruise Review by gandalf2

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Sep 2017
  • Destination: Canada & New England

Two and a half hours in line for boarding security!! They only had one scanner for 2,500 guests. I don't know why this is even required, the checked luggage could contain anything, and since we spent the first day in port, we were free to leave the ship and return later as soon as we had checked in. None of the other ports required a security scan. The port authority security folks didn't impress me as professional after this either, with walkways poorly marked and rude officiers directing pedestrians. After this, we only saw the negatives of the ship and the trip: the cabin was late getting made up, the food was ordinary, everywhere we went we were harangued to buy something (photos, drinks, merchandise, spa treatments, dinner reservations etc.). The ship did have good entertainment, and the cabins were adequate, actually quite nice. On the bright side, the ship was stable, and we got into some fairly rough water, I'd still recommend motion sickness patches if you're at all sensitive to such things.


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